News archive from 28 February 2013

India's reformist finance minister faces budget moment of truth

The 2013/14 budget caps an intensive seven-month campaign by the energetic Chidambaram, who was appointed last August, to turn around the fortunes of Asia's third-largest economy after years of policy drift and global economic turmoil. Chidambaram...

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 

Why you shouldn't get sick in a cold snap - it can take ambulances twice as long to respond

It's common knowledge that it's better to get sick on a weekday because hospitals aren't as well staffed on weekends. Now, a new study suggests you may want to hang on for milder weather as well. For scientists have found that every degree dropped in...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Heading a football 'can cause brain damage and affect thinking'

It is well known that playing the beautiful game can increase fitness. But heading a football could in fact cause brain damage, scientists are warning. Researchers at the University of Texas say that a header is classed as a 'minor sub-concussive...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 
SNP claim AAA credit downgrade hurts ‘No’ campaign

SNP claim AAA credit downgrade hurts ‘No’ campaign

THE SNP has claimed the UK government's case against independence has been overtaken by events, after a leaked Treasury paper showed officials were basing their case for the Union on Britain's AAA credit rating. The paper, passed to The Scotsman,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Scots should keep pound, says Nobel winner Stiglitz

Scots should keep pound, says Nobel winner Stiglitz

ONE of the world's leading economists has said that Scotland should keep the pound after independence to ensure a "smooth transition" process. But Nobel prize-winner Professor Joseph Stiglitz also hinted that the country should be ready to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: The buck passes back to government

Bill Jamieson: The buck passes back to government

NEGATIVE rates talk signals that the Bank of England has run out of ideas to stimulate the economy, writes Bill Jamieson Negative interest rates? You mean the bank stops paying us interest and instead charges us for putting our money on deposit with...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
John McLaren: For Scotland’s future, money matters

John McLaren: For Scotland’s future, money matters

SCOTLAND must engage in an open debate on the merits of sticking with sterling, joining the euro or even forging its own currency, writes John McLaren The past two weeks have seen a lot of action in terms of the emergence of more details over what...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
RAFA VS FERGIE

RAFA VS FERGIE

CHELSEA last night sealed an FA Cup crunch with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson and Rafa Benitez will renew rivalries at Old Trafford on Sunday week in their quarter- final showdown. It will be the first time they have met since ex-Liverpool...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
A TORRIFIC BIT OF LUCK

A TORRIFIC BIT OF LUCK

FERNANDO TORRES scored only his second goal of 2013 – and didn't know a thing about it. The under-fire striker was credited with the 51st-minute goal which broke the deadlock at the Riverside last night – but it hardly announced a return to form....

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Arran Brewery boss hits out at lack of grant support

Arran Brewery boss hits out at lack of grant support

ARRAN Brewery owner Gerald Michaluk has "slammed the brakes" on plans to expand on the island and open a bottling plant in Falkirk after enterprise minister Fergus Ewing rejected a £1 million grant application. Michaluk planned to create ten...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
BALE IS ALIVE AND KICKING

BALE IS ALIVE AND KICKING

GARETH BALE has told the Premier League's hatchet men: Kick me all you like, it only makes me stronger. The Tottenham star has been given some rough treatment this season – and has even been accused of diving to avoid injury. But Bale insists he is...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
WEARY BLUESFORCED TO PUT HOLS ON HOLD

WEARY BLUESFORCED TO PUT HOLS ON HOLD

EXCLUSIVE by JEREMY CROSS GARETH BALE has told the Premier League's hatchet men: Kick me all you like, it only makes me stronger. The Tottenham star (left) has been given some rough treatment this season – and has even been accused of diving to avoid...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Ryanair to go to court for Aer Lingus merger

Ryanair to go to court for Aer Lingus merger

RYANAIR has vowed to fight in court a rejection by European officials of its renewed takeover bid for Irish rival Aer Lingus, branding the ruling politically motivated. The low-cost carrier said the takeover bid, rejected yesterday by the European...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Centrica profits boosted by oil and gas production

Centrica profits boosted by oil and gas production

INCREASING returns from oil and gas production helped Scottish Gas owner Centrica post a 14 per cent rise in operating profits following last year's record £2 billion investment in North Sea and other assets further afield. The UK’s biggest energy...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
FA KOP AGONY DRIVES DAVID MOYES

FA KOP AGONY DRIVES DAVID MOYES

EVERTON manager David Moyes is still haunted by his side's FA Cup semi-final exit at the hands of arch-rivals ­Liverpool last season. Now he is determined to erase that ­memory by going all the way in the ­competition this season after disposing of...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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